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Welcome to the "Academy of Freedom"

Rikkyo University started its history in 1874 as a small boarding school teaching English language and Bible studies. Rikkyo today has retained its tradition of education based upon humanistic values and Christian concern for others. The University has graduated over 170,000 students and currently operates two campuses in Ikebukuro and Niiza, both conveniently located within the vicinity of the metropolitan Tokyo area, with more than 20,000 students. The University offers academic programs in undergraduate and graduate levels with a wide variety of subjects, such as biomedical science, cinematic arts and social design, throughout its 10 colleges and 14 graduate schools. Exchange students can be enrolled in the Japanese language program and Japanese Studies in English courses.

Graduate school of Arts

  • Entrance exam information
Postal code 171-8501
Address 3-34-1 Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Department to contact Admissions Center
Phone 03-3985-2660
Fax 03-3985-2944
Type of research department Researcher development., Development of experts in their fields of specialization.
Program Master's program
Major Japanese Literature, English and American Literature, German Literature, French Literature, History, Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, Education, Comparative Civilizations
International students examination offered Special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Availability of previous examination papers Please make an inquiry for details.
Qualification to apply Completion of undergraduate degree or equivalent
Applicants who have completed 16 years and above of school education in their home countries or expect to complete it by the designated date.
Applicants who are 22 years old or older and are recognized to have abilities equivalent to graduates by special admission qualification screening.
Please make an inquiry for details.
Notes Graduates of Japanese universities are required to take the same examination as Japanese students.
Others(Examination for foreigners is conducted only for Autumn Admission of Japanese Literature, History, Geography, and Comparative Civilization majors.)
Number of international students in 2016 22
Number of privately financed students 14
Number of exchange international students 8
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 225,000 yen
Tuition per year 639,000 yen
Other expenses 57,500 yen
Total expenses (First year) 921,500 yen
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
Tuition Fee can be reduced for 30% for Private Financed International Students whose visa status is Study for the admission 2017.
Tuition exemption system and amount of percentage can be subject to change.
Students who study longer than regular duration of study absent for years can not be tuition exempted.
Tuition fee and education enhancement fee can be subject to change as well.
Entry April, 2017
Application category Autumn, Foreigners
Deadline for prior qualification screening July 22, 2016
Starting date for application submission August 19, 2016
Deadline of application August 24, 2016
Date of examination September 25, 2016
Notification of examination result October 3, 2016
Examination/screening methods Japanese language, Major subjects, Oral examination, Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.
Entry April, 2017
Application category Spring, General
Starting date for application submission January 10, 2017
Deadline of application January 13, 2017
Date of examination February 22, 2017
Notification of examination result February 27, 2017
Examination/screening methods Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.
Program Doctoral program
Major Japanese Literature, English and American Literature, German Literature, French Literature, History, Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, Education, Comparative Civilizations
International students examination offered No special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Not necessary.
Availability of previous examination papers Please make an inquiry for details.
Qualification to apply Completion of Masters degree or equivalent.
Completion of an undergraduate degree or completion of at least 16 years of school education in one's home country, and has done research for at least 2 years in a research institution or a university.
Recognized as having completed the equivalent of a masters degree by a special admission qualification screening and be at least 24 years old.
Notes Others(Written examination in major subjects will be in Japanese, however, applicants are allowed to answer in other languages if request during applying.)
Number of international students in 2016 11
Number of privately financed students 11
Number of exchange international students 0
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 225,000 yen
Tuition per year 639,000 yen
Other expenses 32,000 yen
Total expenses (First year) 896,000 yen
Remarks Please make an inquiry beforehand, because 'Other Expenses' differs by major.
Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
Tuition Fee can be reduced for 30% for Private Financed International Students whose visa status is Study for the admission 2017.
Tuition exemption system and amount of percentage can be subject to change.
Students who study longer than regular duration of study absent for years can not be tuition exempted.
Tuition fee and education enhancement fee can be subject to change as well.
Entry April, 2017
Application category Spring Entrance examination
Starting date for application submission January 10, 2017
Deadline of application January 13, 2017
Date of examination February 21, 2017
Notification of examination result February 27, 2017
Examination/screening methods Language of examination, Major subjects, Oral examination, Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.

Last update: Sep. 21, 2016


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